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Maggie Nelson reading from The Argonauts at the Graywolf Literary Gala

Graywolf Press is a nonprofit publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literature whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today.

The Colonel's Wife by Rosa Liksom
Supporters celebrating Graywolf at 45 in Portland
Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez
Cover of Barn 8

But here was this enterprising (imprudent?) hen, Bwaauk as she was known to herself. . . . How had Bwaauk gotten herself into this predicament?

from BARN 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

New and Noteworthy

"Sonically brilliant poems that refuse borders. . . "
Roy Guzman
Winner of the Walt Whitman Award
Leah Green
Timely nonfiction about our national divide
Marie Mockett
Forthcoming memoir from acclaimed novelist
Wayétu Moore
Percival Everett
Celebrating the Best Poems of Jane Kenyon
Jane Kenyon
New book from Claudia Rankine coming in Sept
Claudia Rankine
Second novel from Booker-winner out now in US
Anna Burns
Portrait of community, identity, and sexuality
Paul Lisicky
An Anthem of Desire Against Erasure
Natalie Diaz
“You are really really going to love these chickens”
Deb Unferth
Danez Smith is our president.
Danez Smith
Rave reviews in NYT, New Yorker, and Boston Globe
Carmen Machado
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Ilya Kaminsky

In the News

image of three alternate cover versions of TELEPHONE by Percival Everett
"Percival Everett Has a Book or Three Coming Out"
The NYT breaks the news about Everett's audacious new project Read full story »

Citizen in the Classroom

Claudia Rankine's groundbreaking Citizen: An American Lyric and other books have inspired programming and sparked conversations in schools, universities, and communities across the country. (Photo credit: DP Jolly.)

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

Graywolf gave my story a chance when few others would. It's an honor and a privilege to join the roster of this world-class press, committed to disrupting the canon by taking wild, unpopular, beautiful chances.

Wayétu Moore